Category Archives: history

Dean Faull ,misunderstood scapegoat or “the enemy in our midst?”

(This post  is currently  being updated frequently as events unfold so please find updates at the base of the post .) I am sure regular blog readers will know that I am no fan of Dean Faull ,this is not … Continue reading

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The Evita Project ,or why is Eva Peron still relevant?

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Showtimes The Tudors ,a love/ hate relationship .

The Tudors series by showtime  has had a mixed reception ,,roughly  split between  academics ,historians and costumers who hate it and everyone else who loves it .I was really excited when I heard the series would be on initially, but … Continue reading

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Tudor clothing layers

A very quick post to explain the layers and terms used in Tudor clothing for anyone wanting a quick guide on how to wear a costume they may have bought  or hired for an event.This is not an academic guide … Continue reading

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Free to Locals day this Sunday ( April 14th) at the Bronte Parsonage Museum

The Bronte Parsonage museum in Haworth is offering free admittance to locals ,just take your driving licence or a utility bill to get in free. It’s a great chance to see the new redecorated Parsonage .There will be a lady … Continue reading

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1480 to 1600 ,When women ruled the world, part one

While  it is common to bemoan the fate of women in the late medieval /early renaissance period I would suggest that it was in fact a time when women shaped Europe’s history and made changes that are still felt in … Continue reading

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The Princes in the Tower, the murder mystery that never was

As  Richard III is currently in the news  I thought it a good time to finish my post on the Princes.The alleged “murder of the princes in the tower” is a frequent reason for suggesting that Richard III was both … Continue reading

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Richard III again

saw this on a brilliant blog and just had to share it seen here

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Lucy Locket lost her Pocket,,A short look at a forgotton treasure

( The almost forgotten rhyme “Lucy locket lost her pocket ,Kitty fisher found it ,not a penny was there in it but the binding round it ” Is the only remaining record in popular culture of a little known yet … Continue reading

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Tudor and Elizabethan clothing research sources

I have been planning my new years wardrobes ,I always like to have some central theme or historical figure in mind as  it then makes it easier to focus detailed research on the gowns ,head dresses  etc.My usual choice is … Continue reading

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